Monday, February 18, 2013

Liverpool joins Premier League rivals Sunderland and Swansea City in the fight for Nigeria’s Ambrose Efe

Nigerian international Efe Ambrose is set to become the subject of a transfer tussle as major Premier League clubs are waiting in line to sign the 24-year-old Celtic defender.
According to the Sun UK, Celtic boss Neil Lennon admitted at the weekend that clubs want his Nigerian stopper. Lennon admitted Ambrose had admirers but insisted the likes of Liverpool would have to look elsewhere.
“Efe has been brilliant for us and there’s been a lot of interest in him,” said Lennon. “There is definite interest from top teams, not just in England but on the continent as well.

Ambrose who signed a three-year deal when he made a £1.5million switch from Israeli side Ashdod less than six months ago could possibly move south when the transfer window reopens at the end of the season.
Right after his return from South Africa, the AFCON Champion was recently criticized for a few mistakes which lead to 2 of Juventus’ goal in their last outing; Juventus won 3-0 over Celtics.

Ambrose’s spectacular performance in Nigeria’s AFCON victory has not gone unnoticed, Neil Lennon will have to keep a close eye on the player as Swansea and Liverpool are already keeping tabs on the 24-year-old.Liverpool is looking for another center-back after Jamie Carragher announced his retirement at the end of the season.